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Even in the Shower, the Temptation to Text Is Too Great

Have you ever been surprised to see your teen texting during an inappropriate time, such as at a religious procession or while driving? Turns out, they’re not trying to be rude or put themselves in danger. According to a new study, they just can’t help it.

Researchers at Penn State University asked 152 college aged students to fill out a 70-question survey on their texting habits and attitudes toward texting in various situations.


National Survey Analyzes Teen Relationships & Dating Abuse — The Results Are Surprising

In a survey featuring more than 660 participants across the country, teens opened up about topics including relationships and dating abuse. Conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, the 2014 National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence found some pretty shocking results.

Surprisingly, nearly 20 percent of teens (ages 12-18) reported themselves as victims of physical and sexual abuse in relationships. When it came to psychological abuse, ranging from name-calling to stalking, more than 60 percent of teens of both genders reported being victims and perpetrators of this behavior.


Are Parents to Blame for Teens’ Distracted Driving Habits?

Before parents scold their teens for talking on the phone while driving, they might want to consider their role in that dangerous action. Yes, no one should even consider using their phones behind the wheel, but surprisingly, parents may be a main reason teens are doing so. A new study suggests parents play a direct role in distracted driving.

With the huge amount of teens who are texting or using their phones while driving, researchers decided to survey drivers ages 15-18 to learn more about why this keeps happening.


Success vs. Kindness: What Do Teens Value More?

Winning a baseball game and acing a history test are super satisfying. But should the desire for success trump the ability to be kind to others? We’d say no, which makes this recent study published in the Boston Globe a bit disappointing. According to the research by Harvard Graduate School of Education, more teens value achievement over compassion.

They surveyed 10,000 middle and high school students from 33 schools across the nation about which value is most important: achievement, happiness, or compassion.


Yikes! Millennials Value Cellphones More Than Dental Hygiene

Quick! If you had to pick (and you can only choose one): Leave the house without brushing your teeth or without bringing your cellphone?

It seems like a simple choice, but according to a recent survey, millennials would rather have stinky breath than be disconnected from their mobile devices. Seriously! Bank of America surveyed 1,000 Americans, ages 18 and over, about their everyday must-haves. From the internet to deodorant, the results are interesting.


Friday Faves: Pop Songs Impact Teens’ Drinking Habits, the Golden Rules of Social Media, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. This week, the College Board released blueprints of what the new SAT rolling out in 2016 will look like. So what’s in store for college-bound test takers? The two original sections, math and evidenced-based reading, will remain, and the essay portion will become optional.

What else made this week’s list? Read on to find out!